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AGM 2017 Election Results

John Keane (Tralee) Chairman

Kevin O'Flaherty (Limerick) League Controller

Simon Lawrence (Cork) Treasurer

Ray O'Brien (Limerick) Secretary

Charleville win Division 2

Charleville won a hotly contested Division 2 on Sunday 30th April. In the penultimate round they drew with Ennis B leaving both teams on the same score going in to the final round.

In the final round Charleville beat Ennis B 3.5 - 1.5 to win the Division and earn promotion. Ennis B came second. The match by match results can be found here. Detailed game by game results can be found here.

A more detailed report and photos will be uploaded shortly.

Munster League Division 1 Roundup Change

The final round of Division 1 of the Munster League 2016/2017 will be held on Sunday 21st May in the Charleville Park Hotel at 2:00 pm. Please note the change from the usual time to accomodate the AGM and allow players have a normal lunch.

The matches will be followed by presentation of prizes and the AGM.

It is hoped that as many members as possible can attend the AGM as we expect discussion on several proposals to change the League structure and rules. Non members (e.g. guest players) may attend the AGM but are not entitled to vote.

AGM 2017

The Munster Chess Union Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held on Sunday 21st May 2017 in the Charleville Park Hotel at 6:30 pm.

Please submit motions for consideration by the AGM and nominations for the committee to the secretary ( by midnight Saturday 14th May. All nominations and motions should be accompanied by the names of the members proposing and seconding them.

My apologies for not giving a little more notice but I had to give priority to submitting the last round results to the ICU as the April Rating List is used for Junior International selection.

The minutes of last years's AGM are available here.

Diana Mirza World Schools Chess Champion U17

Congratulations to Diana Mirza on winning the Girls Under 17 World Championship at the World Schools Chess Championships last week in Romania. You can see the full results here.

Diana and Gabriel were interviewed on RTE News about her achievement. Even taking Diana's previous International results into account, winning a World Chess Competition is a major step forward.

We all wish Diana many more successes in the future.

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